Turkey Fryer Fire Tactics

by Bill GustinIt has become a Thanksgiving tradition: Every year an increasing number of Americans will deep fry, rather than roast, their Thanksgiving turkeys. Unfortunately, some of these turkey chefs will suffer serious burns and damage their homes when their turkey fryer catches fire.A common cause of turkey fryer fires is oil's overflowing the cooking pot and igniting from the gas burner below. This is caused by overfilling the pot with cooking oil, not allowing sufficient room for the turkey. When the turkey is immersed, the oil spills over.Another cause of overflow is immersing a partially frozen or wet turkey into oil heated to 350°F. Any water on the turkey immediately flash...

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